“Despite the hypocrisy and continuous lies of the American statesmen, the world public opinion is well aware of the black human rights record of this regime and will not be deceived by their rhetoric and political shows,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani said in a statement on Thursday.
The US history and approach to human rights in the past and present show that the issue has had no real bearing on its politics and performance, he added, emphasizing, “The American regime has always had a political, instrumental and dual attitude toward the issue of human rights.”
“Some of the world’s most tyrannical governments and regimes, including the apartheid Zionist regime, on whose paradoxical behavior in violation of human rights everyone is of the same opinion, are among those considered America’s strategic friends and allies,” he said.
Kan’ani said the latest remarks by the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan were another proof of the country’s intervention in the internal affairs of Iran and support for the recent riots there under the guise of defending human rights, women and prisoners.
Sullivan on Wednesday welcomed a “historic” UN vote to remove Iran from its Commission on the Status of Women in response to what it claims to be Iran’s “systemic repression” of women and girls.
He said the vote is “another sign of the growing international consensus on Iran and demands for accountability.”
Kan’ani pointed to the US’s false claims and the political nature of its human rights gesture, saying during four decades of its “maximum pressure” and unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Washington never heeded the wide-scale consequences of these restrictions on the livelihood, health and security of the Iranian people and “imposed cruel and, in their own words, crippling bans with no exception on all Iranian people, including children, women, girls and mothers.”
The 54-member UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the US-drafted resolution to “remove with immediate effect the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term.”
Twenty-nine members of the ECOSOC voted in favor of Iran’s expulsion from the United Nations women’s body, eight countries voted against and 16 abstained.
Kan’ani on Wednesday vehemently condemned “the US-led non-consensus resolution,” saying it countered the UN charter and set a wrong precedence.